Designer takes a tip from the Tube to map out perfect pub crawl

drinkers are being urged to “mind the gap” after a designer put pen to paper to map a Yorkshire city’s pubs and bars.

Steve Lovell has spent over a year creating his very own “Leeds Orderaround”.

The 39-year-old from Rothwell has mapped 563 bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels across the city in a map similar to the London Underground Tube guide.

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Mr Lovell, who was a graphic design student at Leeds University, said: “Having always admired the design of the London Underground map and going out in Leeds, I decided to do this project to combine the two.

“It’s been over a year in development on and off in my spare time.

“It’s been deceptively long and hard work, but I’m very happy with the finished result.

“I’ve had lots of kind comments about it already and it does make me feel quite proud.”

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Mr Lovell has also clocked up dozens of miles walking through the city and taking virtual street tours to check that pubs have not closed or been renamed.

He added: “Since starting the project I’ve had to remove a lot of pubs that have closed down and even been demolished and that’s always sad.

“About a quarter-of-a-mile from my house there was a pub that had been demolished before it had been printed.

“It is quite sad to see so many close and come off the map in the 12 months I have created it.”

Steve has also created a similar map of Wakefield and is hoping it will be printed later this year.

The maps cost £10. For more information visit